Music radio for a future age

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daytime schedule


Dare programming for daytime LISTeners will include: business & farming, community & culture, leisure & pleasure and traffic & travel.


Dare programming for night time LISTeners will include: insights & interviews, news & views, specialist & street and what’s on & what’s cool.


Dare programming for weekend LISTeners will include: food & drink, green & global, rotas & services and signed & unsigned.

Dare – details

Dare - Music radio for a future age

Who we are

Dare is an Independent Radio Group with the owner being, Mark Watkins. Dare was co-founded by Mark and Lu Cozma.

Our goals

Short term

To conduct a trial FM / internet broadcast under a Restricted Service Licence if granted by the broadcasting authority, Ofcom.

Medium term

To have a permanent on-air presence / digital platform.

Long term

To provide a cutting edge radio service at the heart of a future hub with modern recording studios incorporating art and design installations.

Dare - Music radio for a future age

Music policy

A ratio of 80% new / recently new to 20% gold (1970’s – 2000’s) with elements of free-form, playing contemporary songs including Americana, Classical, Folk and Indie genres.

Speech content

 News (national and international) on the hour and daily; thirty minutes of local news on weekday evenings; community and cultural bulletins throughout, plus features on books, films, plays and poetry.


Dare offers all listeners the bright, radical and daring in terms of music (new) and content (arts and culture). Age is just a number.

Dare - Music radio for a future age

Get involved

We are looking for

• Patrons and investors.

• People with social media skills and marketing expertise.

• Potential presenters and journalists – with or without previous experience – for a waiting list / short list / final decision.

• Premises and a transmission site.

Contact email

Contact phone 07546 394 236 (Mark Watkins)

Find us on 87.7 (tbc)